ELEAGUE, the premium esports content and live event brand from Turner and IMG, today announced a renewed partnership with independent video game developer and publisher Psyonix for The ELEAGUE Cup: Rocket League 2018. This event represents ELEAGUE’s second cross-platform activation in the past two years for Rocket League®, the hit sports-action game that is a high-powered hybrid of arcade-style soccer and vehicular mayhem.
The event will showcase eight of the world’s best professional teams in a fast-paced tournament – Friday–Sunday, Nov. 30–Dec. 2, beginning each day at 2 p.m. ET – with live coverage presented across Twitch and ELEAGUE.com. ELEAGUE will also feature the event’s most exciting plays and stories in a series of episodes, set to air Fridays, Dec. 7, 14, 21 & 28, at 11 p.m. ET/PT on TBS.
Live Event Format
Two four-team groups will each play a double-elimination bracket, with the top two teams from each group moving on to a single-elimination playoff. Teams will compete live from ELEAGUE Arena at Turner Studios in Atlanta for $150,000 in prize money. Invited teams and casters for the event will be announced in the coming weeks.